Painting has been a huge part of my life for as long as can remember and remains my passion. There are very few days in which I don’t make some kind of painting or sketch and every morning I plan my day through a series of doodles whilst eating my porridge. Even my shopping lists are illustrated! Before my children learned to read we would see the mundane chore of food shopping as an adventurous treasure hunt identifying items through pictures and hunting out each one and colouring them in as we found them. It took some time to do the shopping but it was always so much more fun.